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"It's modern day slavery," said Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). "Rockford... is number two in the state and Illinois is number eight in the country. The number one thing we can do to put an end to this is or put a dent in it is to make people aware of its existence and to recognize it."
Kinzinger says it's important to keep an eye out for potential victims.
Some markers could be someone with unexplained bruises, is in a controlling relationship, or keeps unusual hours.
He says we need remember that these people are victims.
"It's the users of these services, and it's the pimps that do this that are the real evil people in this," said Kinzinger. "And recognizing when that exists, and alerting the right people is the first step to making an impact."
The federal government takes on the ambitious goal of tackling the opioid crisis here in Illinois.
If all goes well, it'll make a big dent within the next three years. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) spoke Monday at Rosecrance's Griffin Williamson Campus. The plan is to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in Illinois by 33%. Kinzinger says education is key in helping to solve the epidemic.
"Young people in school need to understand that the first time yo uabuse an opiate, you may as well just assume you'll end up in recovery," said Kinzinger.
Rosecrance says opioids have been involved in more than 11,000 deaths in Illinois 2008.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, plans to seek re-election to the 16th Congressional District, he said in a news release Wednesday.
"I want to fight for my constituents, fight for our values, and fight for future generations’ chance at the American Dream," Kinzinger said in the release.
“During my time in Congress, we’ve made great strides to get our country on a path toward prosperity, but I know more can be done. Combating the opioid problem that plagues our communities is a priority.
"We have a military readiness crisis that needs to be resolved. We also need greater deregulation to remove big government’s red tape to help our farmers and manufacturers thrive. With tax reform on the horizon, we can grow the economy, create more jobs, and provide tax relief for middle class families and small business owners," he said.
“We have a lot to look forward to, and I’m confident we can accomplish big things for the good of our community and our country."
My State Line: Ogle County Marine Honored with Memorial Road 7 years after Killed in Afghanistan
"It's uniquely American," said Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). "They honor the people who have given their lives to defend freedom and so, to see a community like Byron comes together and to see the state representatives and state senators say, 'We want to memorialize Alec.' It was amazing."
News Tribune – Bulls and Sox owner gives advice to local students The summit was organized by U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, 16th District congressman from Channahon. Kinzinger and Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti also spoke. High school students in the district were chosen by their teachers to attend.
Chicago Tribune: Morning Spin: Illinois Democrats talk gun control after Las Vegas shooting; Trump's office talks Chicago
"Horrified by news of #LasVegas massacre," Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger posted. "Mourning the innocent lives taken by pure evil - praying for their families & for the injured." Meanwhile, Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during Monday's briefing that "there's a time and place for a political debate, but now is the time to unite as a country.”
The centerpiece of the Oct. 30 summit will be a conversation with U.S. Reps. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican, and Cheri Bustos, a Democrat. Each of them represents a portion of the Rockford region in the U.S. House. We approached the two members of Congress a few months ago with plans for the summit and an invitation to participate. Both of them responded enthusiastically. For them, civility – or the lack thereof – is personal.
Fox News: Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Syria continues to suffer from Assad's wicked, horrible acts. It must end
Since the ceasefire in Syria agreed to by President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the summer, news reports on the Syria conflict have become blips on the radar and scarcely reported. However, just because we aren’t hearing about new atrocities committed by the brutal dictator Bashar Assad and his allies doesn’t mean the atrocities have stopped.
The delegation's letter was signed by GOP members Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), John Shimkus (IL-15), Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Mike Bost (IL-12), Darin LaHood (IL-18), and Peter Roskam (IL-06). “This bill is dangerous.” Roskam said in a statement issued with the letter. “It forces taxpayers to be complicit in the act of abortion even if they believe abortion to be morally reprehensible."
Rep. Adam Kinzinger “would love” for the NFL to bar players from kneeling in protest during the national anthem. “I’m very offended by people that take a knee when the national anthem is played,” the Illinois Republican said in an interview with The Hill. “I would love to see the NFL put in a rule that says don’t kneel for the national anthem. ... The national anthem isn’t about righting wrongs — the country has wrongs and we should always try to right them. The national anthem, in my mind, is just simply about accepting and respecting the sacrifices so many people have put into making this a great country,” the lawmaker, a current captain in the Air National Guard, says.